MILLS GODWIN (Richmond) 50, OSBOURN 47
Dillon Thomas scored 17 points and post player Timothy Fisher came off the bench with 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Mills Godwin (7-1). Connor Withers had 15 off the bench, all on threes, for #13 Osbourn, while Zach Powell added 14 and Anthony Pearson 11.
Free throws proved costly for Osbourn (5-3) down the stretch, as the Eagles missed two key front ends of one-and-ones late. The visitors from Richmond went to the line 26 times, while Osbourn was only two of six at the line for the day.
JOHN CHAMPE 63, LANGLEY 58
Down 40-31 at one point, Champe didn’t panic. They just went on a 7-0 run sandwiched around Dom Fragala’s NBA three to end the third quarter, eventually prevailing for the victory over Langley, 63-58.
The game was close almost the whole way, 59-58 Champe after Langley’s Colter Carton hit a three with just over a minute left. After two missed free throws from Champe, Langley went into the post and center Sami El-Rafey, but a beautiful weak-side block shot from Knights freshman Tyler Savage stopped the Saxon momentum. Then it was just a matter of Fragala icing things from the line.
“Great athlete, getting better every game,” Champe coach Bill Maher said of Savage. “He has a veteran feel for the game although he’s a freshman. And Dom? Nice guy to have on your side, especially from the free throw line.”
Fragala led #19 Champe (6-1) with 30 points, and was 14 of 15 from the free throw line. Savage added 14 points and six rebounds for the Knights, who will play Mills Godwin tomorrow. El-Rafey had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the Saxons (3-5), who will battle Osbourn tomorrow in the consolation bracket.
HAYFIELD 73, OSBOURN PARK 42
Hayfield (6-2) jumped out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back en route to a 73-42 victory over Osbourn Park (1-9). Senior Langston Gaither scored 25 for the Hawks, who advance to face Lake Braddock on Tuesday.
“It’s coming along,” Hawks coach Carlos Poindexter said after the game. “We’re trying to sort through some things and execute better. Right now we’re just getting after teams because we’re often more athletic–the execution side needs to get better once playoff time starts. I feel like things are coming along, though, and we’re getting after it defensively, which is nice.”
LAKE BRADDOCK 94, MCLEAN 47
When McLean got to within 32-28 midway through the second quarter, it appeared the host Bruins (2-5) were in for a game. But Lake Braddock closed the half on an 18-6 run and kept the pressure on the Highlanders (0-8) the rest of the way. The result was an easy 94-47 victory for the Bruins, who were successful playing up-tempo basketball for most of the evening.